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E531H Madrid History lessons & Andalucia

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15 Day History Study Tour from Australia

When you visit Madrid, History is all around you: from priceless collections of ancient artefacts to the well-preserved Los Austrias quarter built in the Hapsburg era; from the fascinating Las Letras district, home to such famous writers as Cervantes & Quevedo, to the more recent memories of the Civil War and the transition to democracy.

Madrid boasts countless museums whose collections are a treasure-trove for historians.

The tour consists of classroom lessons in English designed to prepare students for the afternoon’s Lessons on the Move, guided excursions to places of interest, providing them with historical background and context.

The balance of the tour is spent visiting beautiful Andalucia including Segovia, Cordoba, Seville and Granada.

Founded in Córdoba in 1953 the International House World Organisation is a network of 160 schools in over 50 countries and a pioneer in the teaching of languages and training of language teachers.

Since 1981, International House Madrid has offered quality teaching of English and Spanish in prime well-equipped downtown locations and is one of the city’s most respected language services providers. We place an emphasis on quality, from the selection and support of our teaching staff to the care of our students. IH offers a truly international environment where students of Spanish can mix with local students of English.

TETC prides itself in introducing an innovative quality approach to learning in Spain.

The Premium Educational Content classification is for programs specifically designed with a high educational content for Australian schools in conjunction with TETC’s exclusive Education Partners in New Caledonia and Europe

WHY OUR EDUCATIONAL QUALITY FOCUSED PROGRAMS

ARE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER OPERATORS’

BENEFITS TO STUDENTS  (INTERNATIONAL HOUSE, MADRID)

 

  • Offer your students quality History lessons at a long established and recognized local education provider, based on specific Curriculum requirements and delivered by qualified teachers.
  • Offer authentic Subject Specific or Cross-curricular programs for Modern History, Art and Geography lessons conducted in English relevant to their Key Learning Area and taught by certified teachers. For cross-curricular groups, other subjects are taught in English in separate classrooms.
  • TETC programs are developed in collaboration with our Curriculum & Education Advisor, a qualified teacher with decades of experience.
  • Accommodation in a quality hotel within walking distance from the school.
  • Local operators and accommodation providers are carefully selected by our European representative office. We only use minimum 2 stars hotels for the comfort and safety of your group, unless specifically requested otherwise.
  • All dinners are always included – food quantity and quality are equivalent to adult groups’ standards.

 

BENEFITS TO TEACHERS & SCHOOL

  • You are busy teaching. Send us your risk assessment document and we will complete the tour section for your perusal. We are familiar with our overseas venues, hotels and locations and able to cover more details. This will assist you with all important H&S angles.
  • A school tour is no teacher’s holiday, you are on duty 24×7: Teachers are accommodated in single hotel rooms, unless specifically requested otherwise.
  • All dinners are always included – looking for a restaurant able to accommodate a group is NOT something you want to experience with a group of hungry teenagers at the end of a long and exciting day.

Your Itinerary: (✓ indicates classroom lessons or Lessons on The Move)

 

Flight from Australia – Sydney/Doha departing at 09:00pm.

Arrive in Doha at 05:05 for your connecting flight to Madrid departing at 09:00am and arriving in Madrid airport at 03:40pm. You will be greeted by our Representative and transferred by coach to your hotel. Check into your hotel. You will receive a 6-day metro pass to travel in Madrid.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Madrid

Breakfast at your hotel then walk to the school for your first lesson of History which will be about the city of Madrid and its context in history. The lesson is also a preparation for the afternoon walking tour. Lunch at your own cost. This afternoon, you have a guided walking tour of Madrid de Los Austrias (Habsburg reign), including Teatro Real, Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor. Back to your hotel.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Madrid

Breakfast at your hotel. Walk to the school for your 2nd lesson of History.

Lunch at your own cost. This afternoon you have a guided walking tour of the Prado Museum considered to have one of the world finest collection of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century, and the single best collection of Spanish art.

You also visit the Archaeological Museum which contains a wealth of exhibits from Spain and beyond, ranging in date from prehistoric to Renaissance times.

Return to your hotel.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Madrid

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you travel by coach to Segovia for a full day guided tour including the Roman aqueduct, Town Square & the cathedral, the Alcazar, and the Templarios Church. Lunch is at your own cost. Return to Madrid.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Madrid

Breakfast at your hotel. Walk to the school for your 4th lesson of History. Lunch at your own coast. This afternoon, you have a guided visit of either the Decorative Art Museum, the Cerralbo Museum or the Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Back to your hotel.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Madrid

Breakfast at your hotel. Walk to the school for your last lesson of History. Lunch is at your own cost. This afternoon, you have a guided walking tour of the Civil War sights or visit to the Civil War Museum in Morata de Tajuna. Return to your hotel.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Madrid

Breakfast at your hotel before checking out. Travel by coach to Cordoba in the southern region of Andalusia.In the afternoon, you have a half day tour of the city. Cordoba was an important Roman city and a major Islamic center in the Middle Ages. The tour includes a visit of the medieval palace of Alcazar (admission included) and the Jewish quarter. Lunch is at your own cost.

Dinner at your hotel or nearby restaurant.

Overnight in Cordoba

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning, you have a walking tour of Cordoba, including a visit of the cathedral/mosque (admission included). Lunch is at your own cost. The afternoon is free for you to walk around your favourite parts of Segovia.

Dinner at your hotel or nearby restaurant.

Overnight in Cordoba

Breakfast at your hotel, then check out. Board your coach to travel to Seville, the capital of Andalusia. On arrival, you have a guided tour of the city including Santas Cruz Old Quarter the former Jewish quarter of the city with its quirky winding streets, small arches and squares, and the Cathedral (admission included).

Grab something for lunch then board your coach to be transferred to Colegio Maravillas near the town of Malaga where you have a paella lesson followed by the degustation of that same dish you have prepared. Transfer back to Seville by coach.

Overnight in Seville

Breakfast at your hotel then check out. This morning, travel by bus to the city of Granada in the Andalusia region, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Granada is known for grand examples of medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation. Discover the city with a guided tour which will take you to visit the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel (admission included). This imposing cathedral is the burial place of the Spanish monarchs Isabel and Fernando.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Granada

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you have a full day tour to Granada where you will start with a guided visit of the city.

In the afternoon you discover the famous Alhambra Palace and the Generalife Gardens. This fortified palace complex started life as a walled citadel before going on to become the opulent seat of Granada’s Nasrid emirs.

This visit includes the gorgeous Generalife Gardens found in the Generalife Palace which used to be the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid rulers, and later a place of relaxation for the kings and queens.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Granada

Breakfast at hotel. Check out then board your coach to travel back to Madrid. Check in your hotel then you have the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Madrid

After a very early check out, our Representative will transfer you to Madrid airport for your flight back to Sydney. Your flight leaves at 9:25am for Doha (Qatar) where it lands at 5:15pm for your connecting flight to Sydney departing at 8:15pm.

Arrive in Sydney at 6:35pm.

*Itinerary subject to change

Itinerary based on departure from Sydney as at March 2018 and subject to change due to airline selected, flight schedules, local and international holidays and other logistical factors. Price may vary depending on date of departure, currency exchange fluctuation, date of deposit receipt, gender mix, group size, etc…

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